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Elm Tree Junior Golf League

A great place for juniors to learn the game in a fun, relaxed environment.

Elm Tree Golf Course is a perennial favorite among local golfers. Designed by Alden Jones, the course features a layout that is perfect for golfers of all ages and abilities. Top instructors will inspire junior campers who will be able to learn and hone their skills at Elm Tree's practice facilities which include a driving range, practice putting green, and short game practice area with bunker.

At PGA Junior Golf Camps, we instruct on every aspect of the game including full swing, short game, rules, and etiquette. Camps are led by a certified PGA Professional who will teach your child skills to succeed on and off the course. No matter your child’s age or ability, we have a program that willsuit their needs. PGA Camps are the perfect balance of learning and FUN!

About PGA Junior Golf Camps

As the golf enthusiasts who run and operate the PGA Junior Golf Camps, our mission is to share our passion for the great game of golf with youths across the country. Our promise--is to support, encourage, and respect each and every one of our campers and authentically inspire them to reach their full potential, both on and off the golf course. Our sports camps and programs include traditional weeklong summer day camps and year-round after-school programs that range from 45 minutes to 6 hours in duration, per day. Find golf camps near Cortland, NY!

Camp Highlights

Action-packed camps include hands-on instruction led by certified PGA Professionals. Signature PGA camp curriculum focuses on developing golf skills (full swing, short game, rules and etiquette) while keeping the experience fun and engaging (games and activities). A fun, safe and educational environment designed with your child's well being in mind.Low student to instructor ratio (approximately 6:1).

Half Day Camps are designed to inspire new golfers and further the development of those playing at a beginner to intermediate level. Participants are segmented into smaller groups based on their experience and age in order to create a favorable learning environment. For three hours each day, campers learn and hone their skills with a strong emphasis placed on golf's fundamentals while having fun!

Full Day Camps provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced junior golfers to continue to improve their skills as well as develop better course management expertise. Participants are segmented into smaller groups based on their ability level and age in order to create a favorable learning environment. Following lunch, campers head to the course for supervised play emphasizing course management, shot selection and rules.

The Instructors

To be the best, you must learn from the best. That's why every junior golf camp instructor has been trained and tested in all aspects of the game by the PGA of America. Our promise - is to support, encourage, and respect each and every one of our campers and authentically inspire them to reach their full potential, both on and off the golf course.

Eric Manning PGA - Junior Camp Director

Eric Manning
PGA - Camp Director

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Manning has served as Director of Instruction at the Elm Tree Golf Club in Cortland since July 2017. Previously he served as PGA Head Golf Professional at the Cortland Country Club from 2008-17, and was the Assistant Golf Professional there from 1999-2006. He's also been elected as president of the CNYPGA assistant's association. Manning tied for 15th place at the 2008 PGA Professional National Championship to earn a spot in the field at the PGA Championships in Michigan. Manning won Central New York PGA Championship events in 2006 and 2007 and is a four-time winner of the CNY Open. He was named the CNY PGA Player of the Year from 2005-07. Manning was a member of the South Africa Tour in 2001 and was the runner-up at the 2000 Ben Hogan Tour Event. He's also a multiple winner on the Space Coast Tour, and has competed at the BC Open twice. The Plattsburgh, N.Y., native played at Florida Southern College. Among his collegiate teammates was 2008 U.S. Open runner-up Rocco Mediate. Manning turned pro in 1987.